Heroic Maps Caption Competition Now Live!

Heroic Maps are celebrating their 5th birthday over at Patreon with a caption competition that could net you a prize worth several hundred dollars!

Win the caption competition and get a free battle map commission of your own design!

There’s a catch, though…I’m the judge! So if you think you can amuse a middle-aged, English gentleman with an odd–some would say warped– sense of humour, head over to Heroic Map’s Patreon page and have a go!

Good luck!

 

How Do YOU GM Smart?

I love GMing, but that doesn’t mean I love every aspect of GMing. Frankly some parts of the job—I’m looking at you “session prep”—suck.

I’m always looking for ways to improve my GMing. Essentially, I want to reduce the amount of time I spend prepping for the session while making the session itself more awesome. I also want to be a better GM during the session.

YOU Give the Advice

I spend a lot of time on this blog giving GM advice. This week, I thought it would be fun to ask for your tips and tricks. How do you get through session prep quickly? What tricks do you use to make your games run smoothly? Let me—and everyone else who read this article—know, in the comments below!

Help me make my game easier to prepare and run, and more awesome to experience!

(If I get enough comments, I’ll compile them into another blog post so everyone can easily benefit from the accumulated GM Wisdom of my readers).

 

Skull & Shackles #23: Under Dread Pirate Captain Vilimzair Aralivar

With Plugg and Scourge dead the party were—at long last—in control of the Man’s Promise. With the looting of the ship and swearing of everlasting loyalty to Dread Pirate Captain Vilimzair by the surviving pirates complete thoughts turned to the diseased members of the party.